Requested photos of Newly Formed Roots and Callusing of Rootstock

Many people have asked how do the roots form on rootstock. The basic’s are the same for any hardwood cuttings and there propagation.

Callused Hardwood Rootstock

Callused Hardwood Rootstock

Here we have a bundle callused rootstocks, just come out of the heated beds. Most are callused, with the odd few not taken, and a few with adventurious roots. The cuttings here are of various diameters ranging from 4mm to 10mm, makes no difference at this stage.

Adventurious Roots

Adventurious Roots

Another bundle has a few more even longer adventurious roots. I think these are ‘Colt’ rootstock, not normally propagated using hardwood cuttings. As they normally are grown in stool beds. But all cuttings here are approx the same diameter.

Callused Hardwood Cuttings

Callused Hardwood Cuttings

The above photo shows really nice callusing all around the circumference. You may just see very slight root formation near the centre of the RH photo.

Intial Root Formation

Intial Root Formation

This a plum rootstock, showing very slight callusing, but really nice root formation. Some roots forming from the base as well as from the sides.

Very Adventurious Roots

Very Adventurious Roots

Sometimes things do not go to plan. I think this adventurious root has got a mind of its own.

Roots Lost Direction

Roots Lost Direction

I am not too sure where this root thinks its going. Its growing vertical from the callus.

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